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Colorado Billboard Combines Racism, Homophobia and Xenophobia
People driving through Grand Junction, Colorado for the next month will have to look at a racist, xenophobic and homophobic billboard that depicts President Obama as a turban-and-bomb-wearing terrorist, an illegal immigrant wearing a Mexican sombrero, a member of the Mob and a homosexual. The four figures of Obama are shown playing a card game, and lettering on the board reads, "Vote DemocRAT - Join the game." Paul Snover, the artist who helped design the board and who painted it on behalf of a local citizen who wants to remain anonymous, said, "With the elections coming up it works to get people to think, put a little humor into it..." But people don't seem to be laughing. Mesa County Democratic Party Chairwoman Martelle Daniels said of the billboard, "It's racist, it's homophobic, it's terrible..."